Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Many Years!!! (Breaking News)

To His Beatitude Archbishop Jonah of Washington and New York and Metropolitan of all North America and Canada. Met. + Jonah was elected (in a stunning upset) at today's session of the 15th All American Council of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA). Until very recently His Beatitude was the abbot of St. John's Monastery in Northern California. He was elected Bishop of Ft. Worth (TX) and auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of the South in the spring of this year and was only consecrated a bishop twelve(!) days ago.

Read the whole story here.

Hat tip to Bill (aka The Godfather)

The audio from the council announcing his election and his first remarks as Metropolitan can be found here.

A second update:
Video of the election.


James said...

I read this on another site the other day and I was really surprised because he is so young. I wonder, is he the yongest priest ever elected to a similar office in the OC?

John (Ad Orientem) said...

I believe that is. And he is a true monastic. I find the combination rather encouraging.